Entertainment News Archive - July 07, 2005
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - London's selection to host the 2012 Summer Olympics was widely seen as an upset, but NBC Universal, which holds U.S. media rights to the Games, said the choice was an expected fit for its billion-dollar investment.
By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Disney has picked up domestic distribution rights to "Hoax," a fact-based drama starring Richard Gere as a bogus biographer of Howard Hughes.
By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Clint Eastwood has begun assembling his troops for "Flags of Our Fathers," casting Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach and Jesse Bradford in his World War II epic.
By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fans of "The Wizard of Oz" should be over the rainbow when the classic 1939 film is reissued on DVD on Oct. 25.
By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" provided the only Nielsen fireworks during the annual primetime ratings swoon around the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to data for the week ended July 3. The penultimate episode of the Wednesday 9 p.m.
By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Veteran TV producer Steven Bochco is taking another swing at a baseball series. He has set up an untitled comedy at Fox revolving around a minor league baseball team.
By Barry A. Jeckell NEW YORK (Billboard) - Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" ruled Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for a second consecutive week Thursday, and a sixth week overall. Gwen Stefani rose two places to No. 2 with "Hollaback Girl," which also edged up one place to No.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hungarian-born actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor suffered a stroke and underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to remove a blockage to an artery, her husband said on Thursday. "She is recovering right now, and we have to see," Frederic von Anhalt told Reuters.
By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The American TV news media sprang into action before dawn Thursday as word came from across the Atlantic of a series of bombings in London. Fox News put initial reports about the explosions in London at 4:56 a.m.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novelist Evan Hunter, better known to many readers as the Ed McBain who wrote the 87th Precinct novels, has died of cancer at the age of 78, his agent said on Thursday.
- A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.